Official production photos released for The Boys in the Band on Broadway

The Boys in the Band is scheduled to officially open on May 31, 2018.

Matt Bomer & Jim Parsons in The Boys in the Band

Ahead of this Thursday's official opening at Broadway's Booth Theatre, producers of the 50th Anniversary production of Mart Crowley's landmark play The Boys in the Band have now released official productions photos.

Direced by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, the cast of The Boys in the Band includes Golden Globe winner Jim Parsons (as Michael), Emmy Award nominee Zachary Quinto (as Harold), Golden Globe winner Matt Bomer (as Donald), two-time Tony Award nominee Andrew Rannells (as Larry), Charlie Carver (as Cowboy), two-time Tony Award nominee Robin de Jesús (as Emory), Brian Hutchison (as Alan), Michael Benjamin Washington (as Bernard), and Tuc Watkins (as Hank).

Check out these beautiful shots of the boys in action...

The Cast of The Boys in the Band

The Cast of The Boys in the Band

Michael Benjamin Washington, Robin de Jesús, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Carver,
Andrew Rannells & Matt Bomer

The Cast of The Boys in the Band

Jim Parsons & Zachary Quinto

The Cast of The Boys in the Band

Jim Parsons & Matt Bomer

Robin De Jesús, Michael Benjamin Washington, Andrew Rannells & Jim Parsons

Tuc Watkins, Michael Benjamin Washington
& Matt Bomer

Matt Bomer & Jim Parsons

The Boys in the Band began previews on April 30, 2018, ahead of an official opening on May 31 and a strictly limited 15-week engagement through to August 12, 2018. 

Synopsis: "The Boys in the Band centers on a group of gay men who gather in a NYC apartment for a friend’s birthday party.  After the drinks are poured and the music turned up, the evening slowly exposes the fault-lines beneath their friendships and the self-inflicted heartache that threatens their solidarity.  A true theatrical game-changer, The Boys in the Band helped spark a revolution by putting gay men’s lives onstage -- unapologetically and without judgement – in a world that was not yet willing to fully accept them."

The comic-drama originally premiered off-Broadway at the Playwrights' Unit in April 1968. After an initial intended run of just five performances, The Boys in the Band quickly gained a cult following, transferred to Theater Four on West 55th Street and ran for over 1,000 performances. Celebrity patrons during that period included the likes of Jackie Kennedy, Marlene Dietrich, Rudolf Nureyev, and Groucho Marx. The entire original off-Broadway cast also performed the play to great acclaim in London and were immortalised in William Friedkin's 1970 film adaptation.

The Boys in the Band is produced on Broadway by Ryan Murphy and David Stone.

The Boys in the Band Tickets are available now for performances through to August 12, 2018.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)